Gateway Children’s Services: Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service. There is always an on-going need of the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, undershirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals. PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair elastics.
M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need baby food, canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O’s, tuna fish, and tuna helper dinners and powdered milk. Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.
Other: The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment appointments. Or you can become a volunteer with St. Claire Hospice. See Sally Purvis.
HIGH CHAIR NEEDED
With the growth of young children in our parish, we are asking for someone to donate a high chair for our parish hall. If you have a used one or you are willing to purchase one, please let Cindy+ know.
SUPER BOWL PARTY AT THE GROFF’S HOUSE
Once again, Brian and Laura Groff are hosting a Super Bowl Party at their house on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. BYOB. Their address is 306 Jonathan Court, Mt. Sterling and their phone number is 432-0558. If you plan on placing some small wagers on the game, have some dollar bills on hand.
MAJOR FEASTS FOR FEBRUARY
THE PRESENTATION (2 February) This is the fortieth day after the Nativity. On this day, we celebrate Mary and Joseph's presentation of the infant Jesus to God in the Temple, as required by Jewish law. When Mary placed Jesus into the arms of Simeon, he prayed the Nunc Dimittis, aka the Canticle of Simeon, which prophesied the redemption of the world by Jesus. Anna praised God and told how Jesus would save His people.
ST. MATTHIAS (24 February) After Pentecost, St. Matthias was chosen to fill Judas' place as the twelfth apostle. Not much is known about his life and death. According to the ancient historian, Nicephorus, St. Matthias carried the light to Cholchis in the Republic of Georgia, where he was martyred.
2 Richard Amburgy
9 Brenda Skidmore
12 Greg Camp
12 John Peck
13 John Allison
15 Terri Pulley
16 Judy Bramblet
16 Jackson Caudill
16 Rebecca Morton Razor
17 Becky Razor
20 Jim Johnson
20 Margaret Malone
25 Bryce Smallwood
28 W. David Malone
14 Marcella Chiles
15 Judy Miller
27 Oldham Green
ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR
Here are the coffee hour hosts for February:
2/2 Lora and Brian Groff 859-432-0018 or 903-851-6221
2/9 Jansje Huyck 497-9973
2/16 Beverly and Joe King 498-2783
2/23 Terry Murphy and Brad Carrington 498-5821
Here are the coffee hour hosts for March:
3/2 Marge Neff 498-2548
3/9 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544
3/16 Norm and Justin Peck 497-9317
3/23 Becky Priest 498-3254
3/30 Sally Purvis 498-1614 or 585-7815
Contact information for Cindy+:
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